After a couple of day resting, Sunday I started back up on P90X. I was pumped up and ready to go, but unfortunately I had to cut day 7 short. Click on through on to find out why day 7 was not a success, but why day 8 was.
Day 7 see the participant do the Chest and Back DVD again. The last time I done this DVD I done it without any problems, but about half way through the workout this time I done something to my wrist, which made it almost impossible for me to continue doing push ups, and seeing that this DVD focuses on nothing but push ups and pull ups I had to stop. This really disheartened me to be honest, but I did not want to push myself through it only to make things worse, instead I decided to do the smart thing and stop so that I could recover. Here is the spreadsheet that shows hoe far I got during day 7.
Not great, but it is better than nothing, and much better than injuring myself further. Now on to day 8 (which was much more successful I might add). My wrist recovered over night (not sure what I done to be honest) but I was glad that it was feeling better. Day was another round of Plyometrics, which in my opinion is one of the hardest routines. Plyometrics is basically jump training, and while it might not sound hard, believe me you will sweat like you have never sweated before.
I found this round of Plyometrics to be much easier than the first time I done the routine. It was still hard, but I was able to get through the whole workout this time. Did I perform every exercise perfectly? No, no way, but what counts is that I tried my best, and if you always try your best you will go a long way. The great thing is that Tony Horton reminds you of this during the DVD’s. You can always modify the exercises to suit you and your abilities. It is far better to do that than the alternative, which is to do nothing.
Just remember that if you cannot do all the moves to not get discouraged. If you cannot complete the whole routine, do not get discouraged. Remember that the more you do this the better you will get, the stronger you will get, and that your endurance an stamina will improve. Pretty soon you will find yourself getting through the routines just fine.
Tuesday will see me do one of my favorite routines (Shoulders and Arms). I hope that my wrist holds up during this routine. I will be sure to update you guys later on today to let you know how I got on.
All the best,